Monday, August 23, 2010
Mexican Couscous Dinner-shared from The Sweets Life
2 cups coucous
2 1/2 cups water
1 tbsp olive oil
4 cups bean(calls for black, but I'll be using red)
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped(omitted)
2 ears of corn, cooked and removed from cob
1 avocado, diced
1 tomato, diced
To cook couscous: Bring water to a boil, add in coucous, stir, and cover with dishcloth for 5 mins.
Place olive oil in pan over medium heat. Add garlic and spices saute for 1-2 mins. Pour in beans and cook until heated through. Add in cilantro, stir.
Place couscous in bowl, top with beans, corn, tomatoes, and avocado. Sprinkle with lime juice
**Ok something happened with the couscous...I did not have 2 cups of couscous more like 1 3/4 but it still worked out fine. I was afraid I had too much water, but perhaps because it was whole wheat it was fine? I'd do your own research or get a container/box with instructions on it!
This was pretty tasty...and QUITE filling! We both decided though that we aren't fans of avocado...its a texture thing! We took the leftovers and made it into a soup! YUM! sorry about the picture...its not the best!
*This has been linked to Finding Joy in my Kitchen